Indicative Signs and Symptoms
- Loss of balance without apparent cause
- Stumbling, toe dragging
- Tremors, seizures and abnormal muscle contractions
- Muscular atrophy (asymmetrical loss of muscle tone in hind end)
- Weight loss and emaciation
Neurological diseases disrupt the brain’s signals to the muscles. As the disease advances, the signals can no longer reach the muscles. Normally nerve cells in the brain transmit messages that organize and control particular muscle groups. When these messages are disrupted the muscles cannot respond normally causing weakening, wasting away of muscle tissue and spasms. Due to the progressive nature of this disorder, these signs and symptoms become increasingly apparent.
Neurological Disorder Solution is specifically formulated to allow the herbal groupings to cross the blood brain barrier and coordinate the therapeutic actions with the appropriate brain anatomy. The therapeutic actions of the herbal groupings target tremors, muscle spasms, convulsions, weight loss and emaciation, disorientation and muscular atrophy (loss of muscle tone).
Due to the severity of this disease an aggressive dosage is essential; therefore the initial dosage is 7 scoops × 2 per day. We highly recommend that you keep in contact with us during your horse’s recovery so that adjustments in the herbal program can be made if needed.
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis is a neurological disease caused by a parasite, Sarocystis neuronal, that attacks the horse's brain and spinal cord. EPM causes serious damage to a horse's central nervous system and can be fatal
Opossums are the primary parasite hosts. Horses can become infected with EPM by coming into contact with opossum feces while grazing or by ingesting feed contaminated by a opossum carrying S. neurona. Horses that have been diagnosed (by titer tests) for EPM have had great success in their recovery using our Neurological Solution along with Total Immune Health. The inclusion of Total Immune Health in this protocol will keep the parasites from disseminating and continuing to damage the central nervous system.
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Success Story
Does my horse have a neurological disorder?
Neurological disorders can easily be missed or misidentified. Yet early detection is important for the effectiveness of any treatment modality. If you suspect that your horse is suffering from a neurological disorder, use this list of signs, symptoms and simple exercises as a guide to help you assess and identify the problem.
- Begin with considering your horse in her normal environment. Look for issues of balance and focus. In other words, does your horse stumble or trip? Do you notice any foot dragging and stumbling? Is there uneven hoof wear? While these may be signs of a neurological disorder, they can also be caused by a loose shoe or a poor trim that leaves a long toe. So be sure to consider these issues.
- Does your horse bump into things? This could be caused by either a vision problem or a neurological disorder.
- Does your horse have tremors, seizures or abnormal muscle contractions?
- Unexplained signs of trauma such as scrapes and abrasions need to be noted as they could be indicative of a seizure.
- Consider your horse’s muscle development. Some neurological disorders cause muscle loss and you would see asymmetrical muscular development. This is especially noticeable in the hind end.
- When you take your horse into a new environment, does your horse respond normally [head up, ears pricked forward, ready for flight]? Does your horse respond with normal attentiveness to the environment?
- To assess skin sensation and muscular control, take a blunt object [such as a ball point pen] and gently but firmly press on your horse’s skin along the spinal column. The normal response to this should be a twitch of the skin, like a response to the annoyance of a fly.
- As neurological disorders are often assessed through the horse’s gait, you will need to do some common maneuvers to assess your horse’s movement. If possible, have someone partner with you for this part so that one of you can move your horse and one can watch for abnormalities. Move your horse in small and large circles, up and down an incline and backing up. Does your horse maintain her balance? Watch to see if your horse interferes with her own movement. Does your horse swing a leg outwards, drag toes or stumble?
- Assists the return of essential neural signals to muscles
- Targets relevant brain actions to reduce and stop muscle tremors, convulsions, and disorientation
- Restores muscular tone atrophied due to neural disruption
- Formulated to allow herbal groupings to cross the blood brain barrier and coordinate the therapeutic actions with relevant brain anatomy